Found December 12, 2011 on New York Mets ? New York Post:
Mike Pelfrey’s win total dropped from 15 to 7 and his ERA rose from 3.66 to 4.74, but the right-hander is still expected to be a Met next season, since the team plans on offering him arbitration.As general manager Sandy Alderson and manager Terry Collins have...

Several teams still interested in trading for Niese

While much of the buzz from the Winter meetings has died down with Angels and Marlins coming away the big winners, rumors surrounding the Mets continue to circulate.  It was revealed last week that the team was listening to offers for young players such as Daniel Murphy and Jonathon Niese, with Joel Sherman of the New York Post explaining via Twitter that the “Alderson administration...

Mets non-tender Paulino and Baxter; Tender contracts to Pelfrey, Acosta

Photo by Michael G. Baron As expected, the New York Mets non-tendered catcher Ronny Paulino and outfielder Mike Baxter while tendering contracts to both Manny Acosta and Mike Pelfrey, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. This move should come as no surprise as it was reported a couple weeks back by Andy Martino of the Daily News that some officials within the New York Mets organization...

Mets leaning toward Nickeas as back up, have discussed Pudge

In a post to Twitter, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says the Mets have indeed discussed the possibility of signing free agent catcher Ivan Rodriguez. However, Heyman says the Mets are “leaning toward” passing on any available catchers and going with Mike Nickeas as the back up to Josh Thole. Rodriguez was hampered by a right oblique strain for the majority of last season. In 44...

Mets recently took out $40 million loan

The New York Mets' owners recently got a $40 million loan to help with cash flow, a year after getting a $25 million loan from Major League Baseball. The recent loan came in the last six weeks from a major bank and was first reported by The New York Times on Monday. The Mets have been plagued by the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme and general manager Sandy Alderson has said the...

Daniel Murphy, the Dodgers and family ties

Yesterday we learned that the Dodgers wanted to acquire Daniel Murphy from the Mets during the Winter Meetings but the trade never materialized because the Dodgers’ trading partner “satisfied its need elsewhere.” The Mets acquired a defensive-first outfielder and three relief pitchers during the Winter Meetings. So, who were the Dodgers offering for Murphy? Tony Gwynn Jr...

The Mets’ Great Depression Era

What is it about the last ten years of Mets baseball that makes so many Met fans resistant to change it? What is so extraordinary about the last decade that make so many reluctant to let it go? I keep hearing and reading that these same fans who are opposed to change, are only interested in winning and yet they want to hold tight to years of losing and ineptitude. Why? I would...

An Open Letter to the New York Mets Owners

Dear Misters Wilpon, I do believe it is time to sell your franchise.  I understand that you will not sell your beloved Mets because I am telling you to. However if you love your team, you would only want to do what is best for the organization.  It has become apparent that a change in ownership is what would be best for the New York Mets. Your team is in New York, considered one...

Twitter chat between Zach Wheeler & Matt Fullmer

In December, Jonathan Mayo of said RHP Zach Wheeler is now the Mets top prospect, followed by SS Wilmer Flores; Harvey; OF Cesar Puello; OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis; OF Cory Vaughn; Famila; 2B Reese Havens; 2B Jordany Valdespin; and 3B Jefry Marte. Rob from Mets Fever talked recently on Twitter with Wheeler, which you can read here. During the quick exchange, the team’s top...

The Mets annual holiday party at Citi Field is this morning at 11:30 am. Daniel Murphy will wear the Santa suit, as the team plays host to 100 kids from Queens. Murphy, Jon Niese and Justin Turner will likely to speak to media after the event. Here is a live blog from Matthew Cerrone and Michael Baron, featuring tweets from other media, at the party:

Mets Part Ways With Paulino and Baxter

The Mets declined to offer contracts to catcher Ronny Paulino and outfielder Mike Baxter.

Rising Apple: Mets need more “Matt Moore” contracts

They Need To Be Saved From The Savior

It's really tough sledding being a Mets fan these days.As a matter of full disclosure, I come from a family of devoted Mets fans, and my earliest years were filled of memories seeing the Mets at Shea Stadium. I was a huge Mets fan, but an act of heresy committed on June 15, 1977 pushed me away as a fan. You remember that: when the Franchise, Tom Seaver, was run out of town by...

Mets owners take $40M loan

The owners of the cash-strapped New York Mets have taken a $40 million bank loan while they try to sell minority stakes in the team. A Mets spokesman confirmed today that a single major bank extended it the “bridge” loan in the last month or two. In November 2010, the...

My Favorite Things, 1962-2002

In observance of today’s Mets kids’ holiday party at Citi Field (an on-the-scene report from which will be coming later), I thought I’d dig out of the archives a little ditty I penned on Christmas Day 2002 and first published on Faith and Fear just prior to Christmas 2005. Many of the contemporary 2002 references are as dated as a good Jung Bong joke, but the overall vibe feels...

Mets pick up Hefner, sign May & Olson

The Mets have signed 27-year-old C Lucas May and 28-year-old LHP Garrett Olson to minor league deals, while claiming RHP Jeremy Hefner off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to Adam Rubin from ESPN New York.
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